Synodontis macropunctatus Wright & Page, 2008
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 Family:  Mochokidae (Squeakers or upside-down catfishes)
 Max. size:  22.9 cm SL (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  demersal,
 Distribution:  Africa: Uamba River (Kwango drainage) and southern tributaries of the Kasai (middle Congo River basin) in Angola (Ref. 11970, 75786).
 Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 2-2; Dorsal soft rays (total): 7-7; Anal spines: 4-5; Anal soft rays: 8-9. Length of the maxillary barbel 37.2-48.5% of standard length and 138.2-176.3% of head length; length of lateral mandibular barbel 87.2-107.9% of head length; length of medial mandibular barbel 38.5-54.5% of head length (Ref. 75786). Number of mandibular teeth 27-35 (Ref. 75786). Humeral process triangular, granulous; possessing poorly developed ridge on ventral margin; dorsal margin concave to slightly convex in largest specimens, with 0-2 small, pointed projections; terminating in sharp point (Ref. 75786). Colour: In preservation, dorsum pale to dark brown, covered with large dark spots; ventral areas light with dark spots; maxillary and mandibular barbels light brown; Dorsal en pectoral-fin spines brownish, filaments dark; all fins light brown with large dark spots (Ref. 75786).
 Biology:  Prefers deeper water near river banks (Ref. 11970). Nothing is known about the diet, reproductive behavior, or abundance of this species (Ref. 75786).
 IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated  (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
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 Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 27.06.08
 Modified by: Geelhand, Dimitri - 21.03.14

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